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Best wood for a duck call?

Postby waterfowlpioneer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:39 pm

Looking into getting my first duck call made out of wood just trying to change things up a little bit. Any advice on which wood is the most durable and reliable? I need a call that is gonna show up to bring the ducks in every morning without squealing after 2 hours of use. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby ColoradoGooser » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:59 pm

African Blackwood or Iron Desertwood have become my favorite for a duck calls.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby mayhem96 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:10 pm

Hedge and ABW both make great calls IMHO :thumbsup:
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby DarenDeath » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:23 pm

mayhem96 wrote:Hedge and ABW both make great calls IMHO :thumbsup:

Yep!
Consider the majority of wood calls are hedge (bois d'arc, Osage) and cocobola: They make the good tones.
African Black-Wood is great stuff though, I have one on my drops. It's just harder to find. I also have a collection of hedge and it, in my opinion, just natural duck sounding
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby waterfowlpioneer » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:41 am

Thanks guys my buddy told me the coco alpha 2 was the call I should get...I have the acrilic version...does the wood sound that much different?
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby ColoradoGooser » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:16 am

waterfowlpioneer wrote:Thanks guys my buddy told me the coco alpha 2 was the call I should get...I have the acrilic version...does the wood sound that much different?


Yeah a little more mellow toned than acrylic version.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby coach_1 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:20 am

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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:58 am

Hedge, Coco, or some of the other exotic woods.
Good old maple or walnut as well.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby HybridMachine » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:23 am

I'm a huge fan of Hedge. Yet, I recently noticed that hedge will swell more then say cocobolo. So if you want a wood call that's "reliable" I would go with the Cocobolo over the hedge for that matter.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby waterfowlpioneer » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:11 pm

Thanks guys really appreciate the help!
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby stumpjumper » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:44 pm

ColoradoGooser wrote:African Blackwood or Iron Desertwood have become my favorite for a duck calls.



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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby ColoradoGooser » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:46 pm

stumpjumper wrote:
ColoradoGooser wrote:African Blackwood or Iron Desertwood have become my favorite for a duck calls.



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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby jabrooks07 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:09 am

I was thinking it was Desert Ironwood.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby jabrooks07 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:08 pm

Alot of the burls when stabilized are great too.
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:37 pm

Bocote hands down
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Re: Best wood for a duck call?

Postby stumpjumper » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:59 pm

jabrooks07 wrote:Alot of the burls when stabilized are great too.


Burls can only be used for barrels and sleeved inserts not tone boards.

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